Nintendo held a special, Pokemon -themed direct this morning. The whole show was very brief at just over six minutes long, and there really wasn’t any new information to digest since Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon were in all of the headlines yesterday following a trademark leak. Most of the Direct was filled with nostalgia-fuel, as Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and CEO of The Pokemon Company, presented a new video looking back over Pokemon’s 20 year history. The video was nice, but it seems kind of strange that an entire direct would center around the thing.
It did culminate with an official Pokemon Sun / Moon announcement though, so that was neat. The games are due out by holiday 2016 for the Nintendo 3DS. Ishihara also spoke a little bit about Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow, which will be available on the 3DS eShop tomorrow. Everyone who plays through these timeless classics will be able to transfer their Pokemon from Red, Blue, and Yellow to Sun and Moon via the Pokemon Bank, an online Pokemon storage service. That’s pretty much it! We didn’t get any Pokken Tournament hype or any Sun / Moon footage, but then again, we weren’t expecting much out of a 5-minute presentation. You can watch the Direct for yourself right here: